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DHS/USCG RIN: 1625-AC48 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Clarification of Certain Mariner Training Requirements 

The Coast Guard proposes to remove four merchant mariner credentialing training requirements related to Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) officer and rating endorsements from its regulations in 46 CFR parts 11 and 12. The Coast Guard has determined these training requirements exceed the minimum training and certification standards required by STCW. These training requirements are not necessary for the safety of life and property at sea. The rule would remove: leadership and managerial skills training to qualify as master of vessels of less than 500 gross tons (GT) limited to near-coastal waters; demonstration of meeting the standard of competence in leadership and teamworking skills to renew an endorsement of an STCW as an officer in charge of a navigational watch (OICNW) of vessels of less than 500 GT limited to near-coastal waters to be valid on or after January 1, 2017; bridge resource management training to qualify as OICNW on vessels of less than 500 GT limited to near-coastal waters; and computer systems and maintenance training to qualify as electro-technical rating (ETR) on vessels powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kilowatts (kW)/1,000 horsepower (HP) or more.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 11.317    46 CFR 11.321(a)    46 CFR 11.321(b)    46 CFR 12.611(a)(4)   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 7101(c)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Megan Johns Henry
Marine Transportation Specialist
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Coast Guard
Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing (CG-MMC-1), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, STOP 7509,
Washington, DC 20593-7509
Phone:202 372-1255